100 Reasons To Replace Your Treble Hooks (Graphic)
By: Joseph Simonds on July 11, 2019
If you don’t like blood, you’re definitely not going to like this article.
But if you think you can stomach it, below are 100 reasons why you should switch the treble hooks on your hard plastic lures out for single hooks.
1/3 of the hooks = 1/3 of the chance of you hooking yourself.
And not only do you decrease the chance of you hooking yourself, but you also decrease the chance of you hooking your clothes and everything else that treble hooks like to get snagged on.
Plus, it’s better for the fish.
There will be fewer holes in their mouths, and less of a chance to accidentally hook them in the gills or eyes.
And finally, it’s a big time saver!
You’ll be saving time dehooking fish, dehooking your shirt, and (worst of all) potentially dehooking yourself.
But if the time-saving and fish-saving factors can’t convince you, maybe these 100 unfortunate people can.
(P.S. You can get replacement single hooks on our shop here)
100 Reasons To Swap Out Your Treble Hooks
If you don’t want to pierce your ears the accidental way, you should swap out your treble hooks.
This poor guy is in quite the pickle with both hands hooked.
Yep, there’s the tip of the hook playing peek-a-boo out from under his skin.
I bet this guy wishes he read this article before he went fishing that morning.
I’m no doctor, but that looks like it really hurts.
How does this even happen?
All I see is the shank of the hook, but judging by the blood, I think I know where the points are…
Out of six hooks, this guy only got one through the thumb. We’ll count that as a success.
The thumbs seem to be a common theme here. Watch your thumbs people.
Some people apparently like pain. If you’re sick of getting skunked and you haven’t taken our Inshore Skunk Factor Quiz, then I surmise that you enjoy the pain of getting skunked.
Do you think this guy went to the hospital, or continued fishing?
This guy was not saved by the hair of his chinny chin chin.
Eye can’t believe he got a treble hook stuck there…
That’s one way to pierce your lip…
The good news is that if the hook goes all the way through your hand, it’s easier to take out…
The hook is supposed to go in the fish, not your thumb…
Did he do this to himself, or was he teaching his girlfriend to fish? Which situation would you rather be in?
He tried to rig his finger weedless!
If you haven’t switched out your treble hooks by now, there might be something wrong with you…
Be honest, has this ever happened to you?
A little bit of ice will make your finger feel right as rain in no time! (That’s how it works, right?)
I’m pretty sure this went into the bone…
Nothing a little saltwater can’t help!
In lots of current you’re supposed to hook a pinfish through the nose, but I don’t think there are ever any scenarios where you’re supposed to hook yourself through the nose.
When your buddy tells you you’re coming up on fish and to have your favorite lure in hand, this is not what he means.
The treble hook strikes again!
Even the small hooks can find their way into your finger…
I don’t believe this is how he envisioned his fishing trip going.
Nailed it again!
Fish all over the world will be smugly reading this article, thinking, “This is what you get.”
Good thing he’s already bald right? Should make removing the hook a little easier…
That’s a lot of blood…
I haven’t seen any women in these pictures yet. I wonder if that means anything…
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This knuckle-head right here…
Ice fishermen are not immune to this epidemic.
Aaaaaand another one in the finger.
This barb is going to feel really good coming out…
This diving plug dove right into his fingers!
This will not be a pleasant removal.
Not sure what kind of doctor we’re going to need to call to get this one out.
This is what a completed step 1 looks like. Now all he has to do is slide the rest of the hook out. Shouldn’t be too bad, right?
Looks like this guy is already in the hospital getting this taken care of. Good for him!
At least he didn’t get all three hooks stuck in his hand, right?
It’s going to be a little bit before he can’t resume flexin for the ladies.
If this happens to you, are you going to the hospital to remove it? Or doing it yourself?
This guy’s got a big old smile on his face for being hooked in the cheek.
Unfortunately replacing your treble hooks with single hooks can’t stop this level of insanity.
When you cut the rest of the hook off, it actually doesn’t look so bad!
Would you rather have this hook stuck in your finger or eat a roasted cockroach with mayonnaise on it?
Every 17 minutes, a man gets a treble hook stuck in his finger (and 75% of stats are made up).
I think at this point it might be better to just cut the top half of the pinky off.
Started his fishing trip on the boat, ended in the hospital. Not how you want to end the day.
At this point I’m very thankful that I switched out my treble hooks with single hooks without having to go through this.
It looks like they’re trying to poke the point all the way through the skin, and I’m very thankful this is not a video.
At this point, Mr. Johnson wishes his son still left legos laying around on the floor.
This brave man is attempting to pull the hook out himself with this loop. Good luck, sir!
Either this guy accidentally got two single hooks stuck in his leg, or he’s doing this is a demonstration for hook removal. Either way, he needs to get professional help.
If you want to catch more fish, you can’t just think like a fish, you need to really know what they’re feeling.
Looks like we have some on-the-water surgery going on here!
If I were to become a doctor, I’d be a fishing hook removal doctor. They seem to get a lot of business.
I don’t see why he didn’t just put a real hook through his eyebrow or lip and get a tattoo of something else.
I’m just going to pretend like I didn’t see this and try not to puke.
This doesn’t look too good.
Is his buddy just not going to tell him he has a lure stuck in his face?
If you’re going to get a lure stuck in your head, just make sure it matches your hat.
Here’s the link again for replacement hooks for anyone with children: Single Replacement Hooks
Would you rather get a hook stuck in the leg or the hand?
The yellow stuff doesn’t look healthy.
UGA Quarterbacks are not immune to the epidemic either.
Another one bites the dust…
This can’t be comfortable…
People aren’t the only victims here!
Considering that looks like a really uncomfortable situation, that’s a pretty high-quality picture of the hook in his hand!
Although this is definitely a face-palm situation, that would be a very bad idea right now.
That’s pretty deep in there…
That barb is looking mighty big…
Sky’s out, thighs out.
Bet he wishes he wore sneakers that day.
Considering the number of people who’ve been hooked, I’m feeling very blessed right now.
Think Ben Stiller can avoid the evil treble hook? Think again.
I have to assume that the eyeball is the most painful place to get a treble hook lodged.
It’s the little things that hurt the most…
Yeah, this can’t feel good…
This is a pretty gnarly lure!
If only the ring was a bit thicker…
It might’ve hurt going in, but it’ll be a whole other beast coming out.
Here’s another reason to always wear sunglasses on the water!
That rust doesn’t look good.
If you haven’t swapped out your treble hooks, what are you waiting on?!
I’m not saying this wouldn’t have happened with single hooks, but there’s 2/3 less of a chance…
Caught a big one here!
Judging by the look on his face, getting hooked might not actually be that bad.
I’ll swap out my treble hooks, thank you very much.
Reason #100 to swap out your treble hooks for single hooks.
If you’ve made it through this entire list without gagging or deciding to swap out your treble hooks for single hooks immediately, then you might have a couple of loose screws in your noggin.
But if you have decided to swap out your treble hooks for single hooks, check out these two links:
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